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Financial Studies (CeFS) Certificate/Diploma at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

What is the Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies?

In studying for the Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies (CeFS), you will be encouraged to think about your lifestyle aspirations and taught how to apply the appropriate solution(s) from the wide range available within the evolving Financial Services market place. The Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies is awarded by the Institute of Financial Services (ifs) School of Finance, a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter.

Why study for the Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies?

This course is suited to students who wish to learn how to make informed and confident decisions regarding their finances or are considering a career in the Financial Sector or a Business or Finance degree course.

Course content

AS Certificate

Unit 1 – Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term
This unit will look at the role financial services can play in assisting life planning in the immediate and short term.

Unit 2 – Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term
This unit will study the ability to plan and manage money in the medium and long term.

A2 Diploma

Unit 3 – Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances
This unit explores how financial service providers can help individuals plan for their financial needs in a sustainable way.

Unit 4 – Sustainability of the Financial Services System
This unit explores the methods used by the industry to provide products which meet customers’ needs in a sustainable and profitable way.

Entry requirements

You should have attained at least a Grade C in GCSE Mathematics. GCSE Grade C or above in English and / or Business would be useful, but not essential, if you are enthusiastic and prepared to work hard.

Future opportunities

A particularly good choice for those wishing to go on to Higher Education after Sixth Form as it will prepare you for the financial rigours ahead. It is also very useful for those considering a Business, Financial or Economics based degree or for going straight into employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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